Kavos Travel Guide
The Parthenon © Nathan Hughes Hamilton
Kavos is a sprawling town on the southern tip of Corfu, and the most action-packed of the island's holiday resorts. It long, narrow beach is far from the best in Corfu, but offers lovely views of the Greek mainland, and lots of watersports.
Shopping in Kavos is mostly limited to souvenirs. For more choice, there are regular buses to Corfu Town, which has an excellent range of items on offer. Good buys include gold, leather, lace, ceramics and silver. Self-caterers will find mini-markets that supply the essentials.
Visitors will find a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and fast food places. Lovers of fresh seafood will enjoy their culinary experience.
Kavos is one of the top party destinations in Greece, and is crammed full of bars and clubs with music, dancing and karaoke. All sorts of night-time entertainment is available, with things like foam parties and themed club nights part of the weekly routine. The scene is geared towards the young and energetic.
The sea around Kavos is warm and shallow, which is ideal for swimming and watersports. Popular excursions include a visit to the nearby aqua park, and boat trips around the scenic coast.
Culture lovers should venture to the island's historic capital, Corfu Town, as it's packed with interesting archaeological sites. Corfu's interior is also worth exploring. Unspoilt and uncrowded during all seasons, it's the perfect place to find some tranquillity.
Kavos' nightlife is famously vibrant. Families should stay well clear of the main strip. This area also attracts touts from far afield, who look to steer visitors to clubs. These salesmen are very pushy but can be worth chatting up, as they offer free drinks. Visitors should watch out for pick pockets.